Fibroblastic tumors of intermediate malignancy in childhood

Andrea Ferrari, Rita Alaggio, Cristina Meazza, Stefano Chiaravalli, Marco Vajna De Pava, Michela Casanova, Elena Cavaliere, Gianni Bisogno

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Abstract

Pediatric fibroblastic-myofibroblastic tumors of intermediate prognosis are locally aggressive tumors that rarely metastasize. They are potentially curable, but managing them is often a challenge in terms of their correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment. This paper reviews the most recent biological findings and latest novelties in the multidisciplinary treatment of childhood desmoid-type fibromatoses, infantile fibrosarcoma and inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-236
Number of pages12
JournalExpert Review of Anticancer Therapy
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

Keywords

  • desmoid-type fibromatoses
  • fibroblastic-myofibroblastic tumors
  • infantile fibrosarcoma
  • inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor
  • intermediate prognosis
  • pediatric tumors
  • treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Oncology

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